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Business Process Modeling

You will design your models and related resources for the Living Systems® Process Suite, in the integrated development environment called Living Systems® Process Design Suite (PDS), a programming platform based on Eclipse. The environment provides the tools for modeling of business processes, and communication with an LSPS Application. This allows you to create your models, deploy, manage, and monitor the execution from a single environment.

PDS comes with a built-in local application server with the LSPS Application, called the PDS Embedded Server, and additional support for the management of the server so you can run your Models directly from PDS and on your machine.

Note: If you install the SDK component in the PDS, you can generate the LSPS Server EAR with sources of the Application User Interface and modify them. For further information, refer to the development guide. and for instructions on how set up your own application server with the LSPS Application, refer to the deployment guide.

This guide focuses on the features related to the PDS environment and generally does not contain information on customization of the LSPS Application User Interface, the concepts related to GO-BPMN, or the Expression Language: refer to the respective guides for such information.

Running Process Design Suite

After you have installed the PDS Enterprise Edition, run the Process Design Suite:

  1. Go to <LSPS_HOME>.
  2. Run the lsps-design binary for your platform:
    • lsps-design.exe and on Windows with 32-bit architectures
    • lsps-design_64.exe on Windows with 64-bit architectures
    • Process Design Suite on Mac
    • lsps-design on Linux
  3. In the Workspace Launcher dialog box, choose a workspace directory and click OK.

    If the chosen workspace folder does not exist, it will be created. A workspace is a folder, where the resources stored during the session are located. Its content is reflected in the workbench.

    Workspace Launcher dialog
    If you are starting PDS in a new workspace, PDS displays the Welcome page with links to perspectives, documents, and other PDS resources.

Welcome page
You can display it at any point from the main menu Help > Welcome item.

Note: If the Welcome command is disabled, open a Process Design Suite perspective: go to Window > Open Perspective > Other and in the Open Perspective dialog box, click a Process Design Suite perspective.

Checking of Errors in Process Design Suite

Errors thrown by the Process Design Suite and other environment plug-ins are available in the Error Log view. Each error entry shows information about the plug-in the error was generated by, and date and time when it occurred.

Double-clicking an error entry opens Event Details dialog box with detailed information on the respective error message including the date and time of its occurrence, its severity, error message, its stack trace, and session data.

Error Log can contain also entries of the server if these were caused by a Process Design Suite feature, which appear primarily in the Console view.

Error Log view